Template:Author Derpsch Friedrich

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Author Rolf Derpsch and Theodor Friedrich

Rolf Derpsch was born in Chile and has the Chilean and the German nationality. He studied agronomy in Chile, and obtained a M.Sc. degree from the University of Reading, UK. He has worked for GTZ, the German Agency for Technical Cooperation from 1966 to 2001. He has a 15 year working experience in Conservation Agriculture in Brazil and 16 years in Paraguay. Since September 2001 he is working as Freelance Consultant. He was among the first to research the No-tillage technology in Brazil and Latin America in 1971. He has been a consultant to FAO in several countries. The countries he has working experience include: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Honduras, North Korea, Paraguay, Somalia, South Africa, and Tajikistan. He has been a key speaker to many international conferences.

Theodor Friedrich is a leader in cover cropping strategies in Europe and a farmer from France who, in 1999, founded an organization called TCS that promotes the use of cover crops and reduced tillage practices. Currently, there are over 600 farmer members. They host dozens of cover crop field days and publish a monthly magazine featuring research results and success stories. Frederic has been a world leader in the concept of using multiple species of cover crops in order to add diversity to an agriculture cropping system.